Each of our teachers offers a unique and personal style of teaching. All Lotus Studio yoga teachers have attained internationally recognised teacher registration to assure you of clear guidance through a safe and informative practice. Our teachers are deeply committed to their own practice and teaching.
Kevin is a Dharma teacher with the Dharma Centre in Roberson which stems out of the Korean Zen Buddhist lineage.
The way of Zen is to know yourself;
To know yourself is to forget yourself ;
To forget yourself
is to be awakened by all things
Dogen Japanese Zen Master (c1290)
The prime vehicle of Zen is a particular style of Meditation called Zazen. Kevin leads the Zen sangha at the Lotus Studio every Tuesday evening at 17h30. Newcomers are welcome.
Kama is a dedicated Yogini and mother of 2 with a deep love of all things yoga. She completed her Vinyasa teacher training (YA RYT200) in Bali at Radiantly Alive in 2016. Since then she has continued her education by completing a further 300hr yoga course based partly in India, a children's yoga course, various online anatomy courses and is in her final (fourth year) of Iyengar Yoga teacher training. She continues to grow through her own self practice and continuing study.
Join Kama for a dynamic, flowing vinyasa yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Awaken your strength, energy and flexibility in a fun atmosphere.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is about who you become on the way down . . .”
Nicki’s "formal" training includes the Africa Yoga Teacher Training in May 2007 (YA RYT200) and the Radiantly Alive Yoga Teacher Training in Bali in November 2012. She more recently completed 2 comprehensive online courses as instructed
by Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy (www.yogasynergy.com) which have greatly influenced how she practices and teaches.
Her classes offer intentional movement that promotes the flow of energy through the body and creates a sense of calm vitality. She believes that yoga offers us the opportunity to open our hearts to joy, express ourselves creatively, find our own natural rhythm and reconnect to our natural state of peace and contentment and the life-pulse of our breath.
She draws inspiration from classical & contemporary yoga teachings, music, art and life.
Feel the Bliss
Charlotte completed her teacher training at Africa Yoga in 2007 (RYT200) and has since studied with an international array of instructors both in South Africa and the US. She is interested in a holistic approach to yoga and relies on aspects from a variety of disciplines to heal and maintain health, vitality and serenity.
Charlotte's Wednesday evening classes employ yin and restorative poses, breathing and meditation techniques, including the deep meditation of yoga nidra to discard stress and embrace bliss, nurturing body, mind, heart and spirit.
Feel the Bliss is suitable for practitioners from beginning to advanced.
Hatha Yoga and Kids Yoga
Olia began practicing yoga 10 years ago in her home country Belarus. After moving to South Africa in 2011 her yoga journey continued. As her own practice was getting deeper physically, mentally and emotionally she decided on enrolling into 500Hr International ISHTA (Integral School of Hatha Yoga and Tantric Arts) YTT led by Marina Contardo at the ISHTA School of Yoga & Health in Johannesburg which she completed in 2014.
Olia teaches from her heart. Her classes offer creative sequences from gentle to more vigorous, depending on the abilities of the students. She likes to experiment with asanas but also plays with meaningful quotes, yogic philosophy, pranayama, meditation to create a non-competitive and nurturing space for students to discover the benefits of yoga, heal and grow.
Tatum has been practicing meditation for 15 years and has been involved in conscious body movement for more than 10 years.
She Qualified as an Iyengar Teacher in 2019 after 5 years of study.
She has a passion to share the Iyengar approach of precision and alignment as she has found it to be so healing for her own body.
"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees" ~ BKS Iyengar
Angeline was introduced to meditation in the year 2000 and this lead her to Iyengar yoga in 2012. She realized the amazing benefits of the practice of Iyengar yoga which became her instrument, giving expression to the inner being, a subject, so incredibly vast.
Angeline teaches beginners by slowly building up confidence and courage in her students with the use of props where needed, demonstration and detailed instruction. Every student is unique, and her assistance is done with care and guidance to the learner.
"Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy". BKS Iyengar.
Jane started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1998. She qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Introductory Level II in January 2010. She completed the next level of training, Junior Intermediate Level I, in October 2015.
Jane teaches Iyengar yoga on an introductory and intermediate level, and her classes are accessible to all. The use of props enables all students to do the posture with the correct alignment to obtain the full benefits of the pose.
I thank all my teachers who have taught me over the years and encouraged and strengthened my yoga practice. Love and gratitude to you all.
Philip is a dynamic movement coach and teacher, incorporating functional range conditioning and mobility into a progressive flowing style of practice for any level of student.
He qualified at Karma Yoga Center in 2014 (YTF200 / RYT200) and as a TPI Certified Golf Coach (PGA) with other interdisciplinary movement studies such as Eldoa (Longitudinal Osteo-articular De-coaptation Stretching) Centering Skills and Movement Mapping.
Tai Chi & Chi Gong
Wendy trained in tai ji and karate (Kobujutsu) with Sifu Leo Ming at the Martial Art Academy in 2000 and later became an assistant teacher in the dojo where she also taught small groups in her own capacity.
Tai ji is a martial art and meditation practice that embodies stillness in motion and motion in stillness.
Energy levels improve, the martial art component is included and subtleties are revealed in direct experience. Included in the classes are acupressure and chi gong sequences. Tai ji and Chi Gong are appropriate for people of all ages.
The art of peace through unification of polarity ~ Leo Ming
Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself - Chinese Proverb